ONLY 3 WEEKS until the Walkathon & 5K Run!

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Register to Walk or Run, start a team, sponsor a participant & more!

Helpful links:

Your “Dashboard” – if you are already registered & want to edit your page.

Event Facebook page  – share with your friends; help spread the word!

Printable registration form

Printable donation form

Printable poster – hang one for the cause!

Corporate Sponsorship Opportunities
Lots of perks to becoming a Corporate Sponsor (see form)


The start-up time for the Walkers will be delayed 20 minutes to eliminate traffic jams for the runners. Please share this information with folks you know in the running community.

Bibs & T-shirts can be picked up on Friday Oct. 23rd from 2-7pm
at the Finger Lakes Running Co., 215 E. State St. (607) 275-FLRC.

Headsets & dogs are strongly discouraged for participants and are NOT allowed in the 5K.

Runners will receive gift certificates to Smart Yogurt​ for placing in their age category.

Avoid lines at the Walkathon/5K Run to pick up your shirt.

Please thank our generous sponsors with your business!

PRESENTING: Cayuga Medical Center

CSP Management, Genentech, GiveGab, Northside Wine & Spirits,
OB-GYN Associates of Ithaca, Iron Design, and Moscato & Associates

CFCU, Dan Smalls Presents, Hollenbeck’s Feed & Coal, Inn on Columbia, International Food Network, Just a Taste, Royal Auto, Sciarabba Walker, Security Mutual, Strawbridge & Jahn, Strebel Fund for Community Enrichment, Trumansburg Family Health, Wegmans, and Bangs Ambulance

B & W, Ehrhart Propane, Family Medicine Associates, HOLT Architects, Finger Lakes Technologies Group,  IBEW Local 241, Kelly Damm,, Pinnisi & Anderson, Sparks Electric, The Heights, Arnold Printing, Frame Shop, and Hoopla!

MEDIA: Cayuga Radio Group, Ithaca Journal, Ithaca Times, and Tompkins Weekly

Fundraising Prizes

The top 5 INDIVIDUAL fundraisers will receive a $50 gift certificate to Cinemapolis​.

For INDIVIDUALS raising $500 or more (not TEAMS): A 2015 customized
16oz Caturra Vacuum Tumbler with lock top, logo by Iron Design (see image below.)

Find your teammates, friends and family at “The Meet Up Spot.” We’ll be offering free Team Photos again this year AND we’ll also have a fancy new photo booth this year with free, fun photos to take home, share & post.

Thank you Cayuga Ridge Winery for raising $275!

Thank you to all of our friends in Fall Creek who let us put signs in their yards for the Walkathon & 5K Run just in time for Porchfest!

Prize for $500+ fundraisers ->

In Appreciation of Kerry Quinn

It’s with both sadness and fondness that we say goodbye
to Kerry Quinn.

Kerry has been CRC’s Director of Client Services for many
years, and has gently guided hundreds of individuals in our community through cancer diagnosis, treatment, and recovery.
Her wisdom, compassion and kindness made cancer a more manageable experience for everyone she touched.

When she began here, we had one small support group.
Today, we have eight thriving groups – an unheard of number
for a city this size. Each group reflects Kerry’s passion for
creating community and for bringing survivors together.

Kerry, more than anyone, is responsible for creating CRC’s client service programs.
It’s the very heart of what we do.

We love you, Kerry.

From Kerry:

To the CRC Community,
I have resigned from CRC to spend more time with family and do some new things too..!
It has been an honor to serve and walk beside so many friends…and heroes. I have had the opportunity to create and contribute to programs that will all continue to grow and flourish with the wonderful community of CRC. I am sending best hugs and wishes to all and thanks for the friendship and love through all these years. I count all of you as blessings!  XO, Kerry

Red’s Place is Going Pink in October

Wear pink when you visit Red’s Place (107 N. Aurora St.) in October and they will donate 10% of your food bill to us! You do not need to ask for, or say anything…. just wear PINK!

This is the second year that Red’s Place has organized this event, and we are truly thrilled to be collaborating with them again. Not to mention, we love their food! See you there!

It’s not too late to sign up to join our entertainment line-up!

Contact to share your talents at the Walkathon/5K Run!

Tickets available at CRCFL & at the Walkathon

Families Enjoy Kids, Clowns & S’mores Event

On Sept. 25th, Anna Banana & Crossroads the Clown, entertained families at CRC’s inaugural Kids, Clowns & S’mores event. Families were invited to our recently transformed garden area
for fun, games, and s’mores around a campfire. The clowns were the highlight of the evening, as they mesmerized both children and adults alike. CRC invited families who have a parent or other caretaker with cancer for a night of fun and to learn about the supportive services & resources of our center.

This is the first of many future activities that are part of our new program, “CRC Cares About Kids,” funded by a small grant from the Community Foundation of Tompkins County.

To help us plan future events, please take 5 minutes to print & complete this survey seeking feedback from parents with cancer (and other caregivers of children) on how we can best help and support you & your families.

A big thank you goes out to all the interns, client services committee volunteers, and staff
who assisted with the event, especially Fran Spadafora Manzella for organizing it, and Jo Ellen Hedlund and Lisa LiVigne (CRC Board members and co-chairs of the event.)

Thank you to our generous community of fundraisers:

To all 81 of you who chose
CRC for your Giving is Gorges beneficiary for a grand total of $5,564! WoW!

To the folks who put together the Pink Ribbon Zumbathon. Close to 40 people attended and they raised almost $800!

Bob raised $400 selling raffle tickets at the Quilt Show!

To the Ithaca College Women’s Club Basketball raised $180 at their

Breast Cancer Awareness


River Toffolo…what an extraordinary (& generous) young man!!

River & his family at the
2014 Walkathon & 5K Run
Thank you, River!!

Pink Tie Affair

Bob Riter was recently honored as a “Pink Tie Guy” by the Twin Tiers Region of Susan Komen. The event was held at the National Soaring Museum in Elmira and Bob got to ride in the pictured glider before the program!

Monthly Cancer Research Meeting

Wednesday October 14 from 5:15-6:45pm, Cornell Vet School Hagan Room

Alexandra McGregor will present, “The squishing and squeezing of the cell nucleus in cell migration.”

These monthly seminars present up-to-date cancer research in lay language. Everyone is welcome. Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public are welcome.

Researchers, students, clients, and members of the public are welcome. If you’d like to receive reminders about upcoming research meetings, please email Bob Riter.

Bob Riter’s articles in the Ithaca Journal last month

Good cancers and bad cancers    ~   Adam Goodwin

Last month, we were very grateful for the donations that we received from our wonderful community:

In honor of:
Geoff Fisher & Katie Zavesova, and Ralph Trotter

In memory of:
Carol Ayers Bisogni, Eric Ott, Frank Brown, Fredrick Kuo, Jr., Ken Losey, Linda Donnelly, Miguel Angel Balsa, and Steven Kolberg

Cancer in the News

Cancer Immunotherapy: The Cutting Edge Gets Sharper (Scientific American)

Surgeon seeks to help women navigate breast cancer treatment (NPR)

A nurse with fatal breast cancer says that end-of-life discussions saved her life (Washington Post)

I have cancer in my 20s. How am I supposed to cope? (The Guardian)

Is Thyroid Cancer the good cancer? It doesn’t feel that way when you have it (Washington Post)

All was well — then my fiancee got cancer (Huff Post)

Websites to Note

Why Cancer Research has Stalled (T. Colin Campbell)

CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation

Caregiver’s Journey (Cancer Support Community)

Someone I know has Cancer (MacMillan Cancer Support – UK)


We’re proud that all donations to CRCFL stay local

It’s easy to donate to the Cancer Resource Center through
GiveGab, PayPal, Amazon Smile, Goodshop, Ebay Giving Works.

CRC partners with the Alternatives Federal Credit Union

Here’s what our friends (& neighbors) are doing to help CRCFL:

AFCU will make a payment to the CRC based on the balance in your account (if you indicate you would like us to be the recipient.)

Instant $30 – For every new member opening a CSA checking account, AFCU will donate $30.

Annual 1.0% – For new personal and auto loans, Alternatives donates
1% of the average balance and10% for existing and older loans.

0.10% Annual – In addition to your interest earnings, Alternatives donates
.10% of your average savings, IRA, Share Certificate and checking account balances.

*Program rules and restrictions apply. Contact AFCU &/or click here for more details!

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CRCFL Groups


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